Set User Authentication on the HTTP
Exchange Virtual Server
The HTTP Exchange Virtual Server is the default Web site
provided by IIS. You can find this virtual server in System Manager
by choosing Servers, then Protocols, then
HTTP. You cannot manage this virtual server from System
Manager. It must be administered from the IIS snap-in. All other
HTTP virtual servers can be managed from System Manager. In the IIS
snap-in, the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server appears as
Default Web Site.
To set user authentication on the HTTP Exchange Virtual
On the Start menu, point to
Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then
click Internet Services Manager.
Navigate to the HTTP
Exchange Virtual Server (listed as Default Web Site
Internet Information Services
Default Web Site
Right-click Default Web Site, and then click
On the Directory Security tab, under Anonymous access
and authentication control, click Edit.
In the Authentication Methods dialog box, select one or
more of the following authentication methods:
Anonymous access. This method logs a user onto the
server with an anonymous or guest account.
Basic authentication. This method requires the user to
provide a valid Windows user name and password, and passwords are
transmitted across the network unencrypted. To configure the server
to use a default logon domain other than the local domain, click
Edit, and type the domain name.
Digest authentication for Windows domain servers. This
method is the same as basic authentication, but it uses a challenge
and response mechanism to authenticate the user to the server
without sending passwords to the server.
Integrated Windows authentication. This option retrieves
the user's password from the user's browser. The password is sent
encrypted to the server. The user's name and password are not